I make pesto out of anything green, and when garlic scapes were all over the market tables I used a bunch to make a delightful sandwich spread. Scapes are the curly green stalks that grow from garlic bulbs- they are cut off before they flower to allow for maximum development down below. They have a fresh garlic flavor and pleasing crunch, and can be eaten raw or cooked like green beans.
Scapes are not around anymore, but you could try making pesto out of all kinds of things, like spinach, arugula, kale, green beans, or good old basil, of course.
I bought some soft bread and sliced salami, and hard boiled some farm fresh eggs- I sautéed up a few of the scapes until they were wrinkled and crispy on the outside.
Lisa came over with some sweet strawberries and we headed to East River Park for a beautiful picnic by the water, a wonderful way to spend a sunny afternoon!